Meet the LAB Team
Founder, Writer & Musical Director
Helen works as both Head of Choirs at a north London prep school and a broadcast television composer. She has led several choirs to compete nationally and reached the finals of Barnardos Choir of the Year 3 times running at the Royal Festival Hall.
Helen has written and composed for several primetime channel 4 television series
including The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds, Lego Masters, Great Canal Journeys and most recently Heathrow, . Helen worked as a writer and singer in all female band Helen & the Sirens for a number of years performing live on BBC Radio and at both Latitude and Wilderness Festivals. As a violinist she has performed at the Liverpool Philharmonic, Barbican, and Singapore Music Festivals to name a few.
Having trained at Guildford School of Acting Juliet spent over eight years working as a professional actress covering film, TV, stage and commercials. She went on to work as an acting coach training adults and children from reception age up to university level and beyond with many students securing places at leading drama schools and winning TV and stage roles.
Sinead studied Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. During her time there she devised and produced plays for and with children, including a children's muscical at Cornwall's Minack Theatre.
Now a teacher at a prep school in North London, Sinead continues to work with children while pursuing her passion for creating theatre in her free time.
Acting, director and choreographer
Jodie moved from Glasgow to London 10 years ago to study a degree in Acting at East 15 Acting School. In between acting and auditioning she spends her time teaching little ones all she has learnt so far, building their confidence or giving them the building blocks to pursue a performance career.
Her roles include Lady Macbeth- Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, Nastaya-Idiots at Soho Theatre and Claire in the Formula1 computer game amongst others.
Assistant Musical Director
Anna is a graduate of both the Birmingham and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She has performed as a solo artist in several concerts and live national radio broadcasts throughout UK and Europe and has won prizes in numerous national and international competitions. She has toured a critically-acclaimed production at the Buxton and Edinburgh Festivals and has most recently performed in a piano duo at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Monmouth Festival.
Lighting Design/Stage Manager
Rebekka is currently a Theatre Arts student at Middlesex University. Previously she has studied musical theatre at Risøy FHS in Norway. As an all arond theatre practicioner she also has credits as an actor, director, and costume designer but is currently specializing in the world of technical theatre. With skills for working lighting, sound, and organizing backstage she is currently working as a technical stage manager on the side of her university studies. She has worked with children as an after school tutor as well as been the vice-president and instructor of two youth theatre companies. She has participated in the national theatre festival DUS back in Norway.
Filming and Edit Director
David has worked in the TV industry for the last 15 years in London. As an editor, he has worked largely on documentaries as well as filming for TV. Credits include programmes for BBC, ITV, CBBC and Channel 4 including The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds, Britain's Busiest Airport: Heathrow and most recently Fighter Pilots, The Real Top Gun .
HOLLY ANNE ELMES
Set and Props Design
Holly trained at East 15 School of Acting and went on to work as a professional actress on both stage and screen. She began teaching speech and drama five years a go and has worked with a number of children’s theatre companies both directing and designing shows over the last few years. Her passion for art and design has also developed into her own small business upcycling furniture and leading workshops to teach others these skills.
After completing her Fashion Degree at one of the top ten fashion institutes in the world Polimoda in Florence Italy, Brenda went on to become Head of Art at North Bridge House Prep. She worked with children from ages 7-13, broadening the curriculum and heading up Art Clubs to further children's artistic development.